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Adult FriendFinder database was leaked two month ago, claims report

Sex dating website spreadsheets reportedly circulating on the dark web read more »

Netgear won't patch NetUSB router flaw until third quarter of 2015

Vendors slow to fix flaw that could allow attackers to undermine security read more »

Cyberattack on University of London Computing Centre causes Moodle chaos

Possible DDoS attack downed ULCC services for five hours during exam week read more »

Majority of UK councils don’t know how much sensitive data they hold

Local authorities have hugely varying approaches to data security, with most lacking awareness of the data they hold read more »

US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

Penetration testing tools may need license for export read more »

Financial services firms trial e-paper display that gives payment cards a changing security code

Oberthur Technologies offers innovative way to tackle card fraud read more »

One in ten UK employees admits having a porn habit at work

Porn watching only one of several risky behaviours read more »

South Wales Police fined £160,000 after losing sexual abuse evidence DVDs

Police failed to report loss for nearly two years, ICO said read more »

Malicious adware booms as cybercriminals adopt new tactics

Volume of malicious adware more than doubled last year, says G Data read more »

Ransom malware leaves trail of desperation and destruction

TeslaCrypt creators earned over $76,000 in two months after negotiating with victims read more »

Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

Firms signed a group letter calling on US president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement read more »

Privacy and data protection? Just 1% of public would go to Information Commissioner’s Office

Almost half of the population don’t know who to go to for advice on protecting their personal data online read more »

Free tool reveals mobile apps sending unencrypted data

Datapp is designed for less technical users to see what data isn't protected read more »

Microsoft fixes 46 flaws in Windows, IE, Office, other products

Patch Tuesday: Prioritise three security bulletins that are rated critical read more »

Banks will be first to face massive EU Data Protection Regulation fines, say professionals

Finance sector the most likely first stop, suggests survey read more »

UK organisations still ignoring risk of former employees, study finds

Only a quarter of firms have processes to cope with departing employees read more »

UK gang arrested for exporting $10 million of fake Cisco gear to US

Companies using fake gear could experience significant network outages, the UK police warned read more »

Shock report condemns SAP security

SAP and its clients are slow to act, warns security firm read more »

‘Beware the angry IT worker’: Firms must control data access or risk a repeat of Sony hack

Edinburgh Napier University's Bill Buchanan will be speaking at an upcoming ComputerworldUK and Fortinet security event read more »

Microsoft counts on security and device management to hold on to the enterprise

Revamp of Patch Tuesday procedures and new data and system protections announced at Ignite read more »

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